Talking trees nature trail #1
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'Talking Trees' is a nature trail near South Hinksey and is open to the public
The trail was developed with a grant from Living Spaces. Eight British trees speak through illustrated signs, proudly presenting the poetry they have inspired and telling their own tales about local ecology and traditional culture. Funded by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister Living Spaces provides funds and support to help people make the most of open spaces in their neighbourhood.
Famous for the classic dreaming spires view over Oxford, Hinksey Heights Nature Park has green grazed fields, a wooded valley, wetlands and a stream. An Oxfordshire County Wildlife Site because of a curious hillside fen, 68 species of bird, 19 species of butterfly and 8 species of dragonfly have been recorded at the site. As well as being a tranquil and intriguing place for walkers to discover, Hinksey Heights Nature Park hosts a project run in partnership between Siren and several Oxford City schools. Through this project, children reconnect with nature, learning about the environment and increasing their confidence and self-esteem. Their works of art, inspired by the site, can also be seen on the tree trail. Older pupils from the Oxford Academy, formerly Peers School have built a boardwalk, benches, tables and shelters with funding from Awards for All.
Upgraded from a 35mm film container to a small vitamin container with pencil and a couple of goodies.
I have deleted the car park co-ordinates as it has been fenced off, so please use the golfers car park on the left as you drive up the hill.